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Brooksville/spring Hill

Girl Scout troops within Spring Mermaids Service Unit will launch their annual cookie sale beginning Sunday. Local troops will sell cookies at various locations throughout Spring Hill and Brooksville.

Booths will be set up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Sunday through March 16 at various locations, including Publix and Winn-Dixie stores, Sam's Club, Lowe's Home Improvement stores, Movie Gallery locations, Nellie's Restaurant, Wal-Mart Supercenters, Old Navy, Kim's Korner at the Outlet Mall and George's Appliances.

Cookies are $3.50 per box. For information on cookies or becoming a Girl Scout, call 597-3260 or e-mail


Learn to be 'green' at home, in your yard

Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will present "Applying Green Principles to the Home and Yard" at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd.

The speaker is urban horticulture agent Jim Moll.

There is no cost and no registration required. However, seating will be limited.

For information, call 754-4433.


Golf tournament is seeking sponsors

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services and Explorer Post 409 will host the 22nd annual Scramblers Golf Tournament March 15 at Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road).

Hole sponsorships are $50 and the cost to enter the tourney is $75 per golfer, which includes a hot buffet lunch. Donations of prizes are also needed. All donors and sponsors will be recognized at the event.

Registration forms for both sponsorships and entering the tournament are available online at Call 754-6830, ext. 53660.


Hi-Lites singing group accepting members

The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites invites women who like to sing to join the group.

Open rehearsals are from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd.

The Hi-Lites is a women's chorus that sings four-part harmony, a cappella, in North American barbershop style. Rehearsals include a vocal warmup and mild vocal aerobic session.

Music is provided by chorus director and teacher Jeannine Zack.

For information, call Tessie at 686-4122.


Airpark road event to honor fallen Marine

U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite and the Hernando County Commission will host a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. March 1 for Sgt. Lea Mills Boulevard, just south of the Hernando County Airport (across from Russo's Hardware Store).

Sgt. Mills, Hernando High graduate and son of Rob and Dee Mills of Masaryktown, died April 26, 2006, while serving in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps.

The new road connects U.S. 41 with Corporate Boulevard within the Corporate Airpark, and is part of a planned network of roads being built in the area.

For information, call 754-4061.


Hernando assisting groundwater group

Hernando County will again participate in Groundwater Guardian, a program of the Groundwater Foundation that encourages citizen involvement in groundwater protection and education activities on the local level.

As part of its participation, the county has formed a diverse team of representatives from residences, businesses, agriculture, education and local governments to work on activities that address local groundwater concerns and needs.

Hernando County has participated in the program since 2002 and was among 140 communities in 34 states (and one Canadian province) designated as Groundwater Guardians in 2007.

For information on local activities, contact Jennifer Wemhoff at the Groundwater Foundation toll-free at 1-800-858-4844, or visit the Groundwater Guardian community profiles at


Hospital's centers looking for members

Oak Hill Hospital's Spring Hill and Brooksville enrichment centers are recruiting members.

The centers offer a variety of activities, including exercise, yoga, duplicate bridge, pinochle, Mexican train dominoes, quilting, clogging, line dancing, painting, Scrabble and Spanish lessons. The centers also are meeting places for support groups and clubs, as well as the Department of Veteran Services to address concerns and answer questions on veteran issues.

The Spring Hill Enrichment Center is at 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital); the Brooksville Enrichment Center is at 670 Broad St.

For information, stop by one of the centers or call the Spring Hill center at 597-6331 or the Brooksville center at 544-5900.


Events, fundraisers help Relay for Life

The following events and fundraisers are being planned to benefit the Spring Hill Relay for Life:

- Pine Grove Elementary will host a mini-walk with students at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 27 at the school, 14411 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. Anyone wishing to participate is welcome. Call the school at 797-7090.

- From now through April 11, anyone who schedules a date and time to make eight or 12 meals in the Let's Eat! professional kitchen, 14257 Powell Road (Silverthorn Square), Spring Hill, the company will donate $5 in the name of any team participating in the Spring Hill Relay for Life.

- Survivor Reception for Hernando County Relay for Life (both Spring Hill and Brooksville Relays), March 18 at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., west of Brooksville. Registration will be at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Survivors can call Barbara Ferrera at 796-8559, ext. 1022, or Donner Lucier at 796-8599, ext. 1013.

- Team HealthSouth will host a spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 31 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. The cost is $5 per person for all-you-can-eat spaghetti. Meat is an additional $2 per portion.

Relay for Life is an 18-hour overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society.

During the event, teams take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

Activities and entertainment continue throughout the event.

The Spring Hill Relay for Life will be April 18-19 at Nature Coast Technical High School. For information, call Cathy Edmisten at 346-7665 or e-mail to


Yacht club holding yard sale on March 1

The Hernando Beach Yacht Club will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 and 2 at the club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd.

The sale will have a variety of items such as 45 rpm records, tools, jewelry, crafts and housewares. For information, call 688-0238.